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Archive for August, 2017

Neck Pain

The neck or cervical spine is a coordinated network of nerves, bones, joints, and muscles directed by the brain and the spinal cord. It is designed for strength, stability, and nerve communication. However, because it is less protected than the rest of the spine, the neck can be vulnerable to injury and disorders that produce… read more


Total Solar Eclipse Eye Safety

On August 21, 2017, beginning at 10:15 a.m. PDT, a total solar eclipse will sweep across the United States. The whole continent will experience a partial eclipse lasting 2 to 3 hours. Halfway through the event, anyone within a roughly 70-mile-wide path from Oregon to South Carolina will experience a brief total eclipse. At that… read more


August is Psoriasis Awareness Month

What is Psoriasis? Psoriasis is a noncontagious, chronic skin condition that produces plaques of thickened, scaling skin. The dry flakes of skin scales result from the excessively rapid proliferation of skin cells. The proliferation of skin cells is triggered by inflammatory chemicals produced by specialized white blood cells called lymphocytes. Psoriasis commonly affects the skin… read more


Important Questions about Hip Replacement

Thinking about Hip Replacement surgery? Here are answers to some of of the questions you may have.  What is a total hip replacement? Also called hip arthroscopy, total hip replacement is surgery to remove damaged hip bone and cartilage and replace it with prosthetic materials. Hip replacement surgery is designed for people with long-standing persistent… read more


August is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month

With a large number of states beginning the school year earlier, August is the new September! Along with back-to-school shopping, it’s time to make a Comprehensive Eye Exam appointment for your child (children). When is the right time to get a comprehensive eye exam? According to the American Public Health Association, one out of four students… read more


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